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City Guide

by Michelle Wildgen

Author and Tin House Magazine editor Michelle Wildgen serves as our guide to the literary locales of Madison, Wisconsin, a city whose lofty earnestness in everything from food to literature inspired her two novels.

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From the Directory of Writers

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Madison, WI
Fiction Writer
Madison, WI
Madison, WI


Conferences and Residencies

Madison, Wisconsin United States


Literary Places

Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative is a cooperatively owned and managed independent resource center in Madison. The store houses progressive books, periodicals, crafts and related alternative materials...


From the Magazine

by Syreeta McFadden

November/December 2014

A new anthology of short fiction from the University of Wisconsin Press explores the breadth of stories that women of color have to tell.

by Kevin Larimer

September/October 2011

Sam Savage wrote for decades and eventually gave up completely before his debut novel was published when he was sixty-five. Now he’s an international best-selling author with a third novel, Glass, published by Coffee House Press, and one simple message for all of us: Art can save you.

by Melissa Faliveno

March/April 2012

In the midst of the political protests that were escalating in Wisconsin last winter, three library science majors at the University of Wisconsin devised the Library as Incubator Project, a website for writers, artists, and librarians to share their creations and ideas in one collaborative space.


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